The last two days have been a little tough in the writing stakes. I am at the end of my SoCNoC story, which is exciting, but the ending isn’t quite going like I planned. And yesterday Kelvaras, my male MC, sent me a curve ball – he is the bad guys son, and instead of being the vigilante I wanted him to be, he decided to be an underling.
Both of these make sense, but I really liked the vigilante side of things. In fact, I think I will turn him back into the vigilante, having settled on the planet with his mother and sister, when his father came along and decided to invade.
Sounds a little corny when I put it like that, but having him related to the baddie, makes it easier for me to explain some of the backstory without it looking staged. For instance, it isn’t known if the King is dead or alive. At least if Kelvaras already knows the fate of the king, then he can bring that into the story. He can also explain the failed assassination attempts on the princess.
I know that might not make sense to you, but it does to me. I can’t give too much away of my story, or some budding writer out there might pinch the idea and what am I left with? Nothing.
So now, in my story, I am at the point where Vyvica has chosen death over the other options, because she feels betrayed by everyone, and she knows that her death will cause further complications. Probably not the best thought through idea (as far as she is concerned), but she is thinking and planning, for a change. So I will let her go with that for now. Of course, she doesn’t die. She’s the heroine! But will Kelvaras live or die? Will the baddie live or die? Will her bodyguard live or die? These are still decisions to be made. I know how I want the story to end, but Vyvica and Kelvaras certainly have different ideas.